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Primary Care

Primary care refers to the first point of contact a patient has with the healthcare system.Ā  The benefits of primary care are numerous and include:

First, primary care providers are trained to provide comprehensive, ongoing care for patients. They are able to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions and illnesses, and they can also provide preventative care and screenings to help patients stay healthy. This continuity of care can be especially beneficial for individuals with chronic health conditions, as primary care physicians are able to monitor their progress over time and make adjustments to treatment as needed.

Second, primary care providers play a key role in coordinating care for patients. They often serve as the “quarterback” for a patient’s healthcare team, communicating with specialists and other healthcare professionals to ensure that all aspects of a patient’s care are coordinated and that the patient receives the most appropriate care. This coordination can help to prevent unnecessary tests and procedures, and can also ensure that patients receive the right care at the right time.

Finally, primary care providers are often more accessible than specialists.Ā  This can make it easier for patients to receive the care they need.

In summary, primary care is a essential to have a good and efficient healthcare system, primary care providers are essential in providing comprehensive, ongoing care, coordinating care and providing accessibility for patients of all backgrounds.

Meet the Author

Dr. Matz DC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Matz, DC, MS, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is licensed to practice in SC, NC, and GA. Dr. Matz is passionate about functional medicine and strives to help patients achieve optimal health. His focus is on helping our members with hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes. Among the thousands of people Dr. Matz has treated include Carolina Panthers football players, PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfers, collegiate athletes, and local and international celebrities. Dr. Matz was a semiprofessional cyclist, and has competed in triathlons for the last 7 years, including completing an IRONMAN triathlon.

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